RowanHarper has written 161 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Misery

    Misery

    ★★★★★

    Quite simply a perfect movie. Between the performances and Rob Reiners incredible direction, I’m convinced that Misery is one of the most intense thrillers ever made. Some of these scenes are so unbearably intense that it made me have to pause the film. I’ve been on the edge of my seat before, but I don’t think a film has ever had quite the effect on me that Misery did. ESPECIALLY the scene with the penguin, no spoilers but you know…

  • The Kid

    The Kid

    ★★★★★

    Super heartwarming! This is both my first Chaplin and my first silent comedy in general, so to say it was a treat would be an understatement. I guarantee that this film will lighten your day, and at a runtime of only 54 minutes there is really no reason not to watch it. It’s worth it for Chaplins physical comedy alone, and I am excited to check out more of his stuff.

  • Black Mirror: Hang the DJ

    Black Mirror: Hang the DJ

    ★★★★★

    The entire runtime of this episode I was terrified it was going to end on a depressing note. Thankfully I was wrong. One of my favorite episodes.

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  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    I like to thing that this is a prequel to Home Alone showing how Peter and Kate McCallister met.

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  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★★★

    Five stars for the Odessa Steps scene alone. I’m serious, that scene really is as amazing as they say. The whole movie is pretty awesome, but that scene is just...wow.

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    Wow...what a film. I’ve watched it twice now, the first time I definitely recognized that it was absolutely a masterpiece, but I felt like I needed a second watch to truly put my feelings towards the film into words. Now that I’ve seen it twice I can safely say that The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most emotionally draining films I’ve ever seen. This is hard to watch in any time period, but I can’t believe…

  • The Little Girl and Her Cat

    The Little Girl and Her Cat

    ★★★★★

    Watch Here - youtu.be/IrqDoI0FOx0

  • The Sick Kitten

    The Sick Kitten

    ★★★★★

    The first ever use of a closeup in film

  • Shark Tale

    Shark Tale

    ★★★★★

    Five stars because thinking about Martin Scorsese in a little recording booth saying some of these lines is the funniest thing on planet earth. 

    I also watched the Club Oscar short film, but that legitimately made me want to die, so I didn't review it.

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  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    About halfway through my watch of Singing In The Rain, I noticed how sore my face was. I realized that I had been smiling basically the entire time up until that point. This is not an exaggeration. Singing In The Rain is one of the most joyous and cheerful movies ever created. There isn't a dull moment to be found here. Every second is exciting, heartwarming and fun. It's really difficult to put into words just how euphoric of an…

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    ★★★★★

    Another cinema sin taken care of. My first ever watch of The Princess Bride is complete, and it's a flawless film in opinion. Now I had the privilege to watch this with some friends tonight, which means I wasn't as completely engaged with the film as I would have liked, but it certainly increased the fun factor of the film which I ultimately think is more important. The best thing about The Princess Bride is the cinematography. It's a visual…

  • Ween: Live in Chicago

    Ween: Live in Chicago

    ★★★★★

    Probably the best filmed concert I've ever seen. Ween is my second favorite band so...